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Person, Place, Thing. is a a collaboration between artists Mariel Capanna, Tim Eads, and Kaitlin Pomerantz; and artists Judy Barnett, Jacob Berger, Mary T. Bevlock, Matthew Correale, Paige Donovan, Vinetta Miller, Joyce Moseley, Julie Ostertag, Brandon Spicer-Crawley, Lydia Thompson and Tamisha Williams, who are artists from the Center for Creative Works (CCW).
Person, Place, Thing. features work created during the Allies in Art project, an initiative developed to create opportunities for the artists of CCW to work alongside their peers in the greater Philadelphia arts community. Over the course of eight week intensives, CCW artists traveled to the studio of a local artist to take part in a project revolving around a specific material, technique, or approach, familiarizing them with the studio practice of a professional artist in the process.
The three artist-lead projects in Person, Place Thing. explore methods and modes of engaging with landscape/place, thinking about how individuals inhabit space, and the specimens and traces they leave behind. The projects incorporate printing, wearable fashion, natural and industrial materials, photographs and shaped frescos.
The Center for Creative Works is a unique work environment with a goal of developing creative work potential and cultural identity for people with intellectual disabilities.The center’s fully engaged program includes many options for inclusion, growth, exploration and development of individual talents and skills within each person. CCW is committed to realizing potential for everyone to contribute in truly meaningful and productive ways, and to support our artists in building their cultural identity as members of their community.
The Allies in Art project was conceived and led by Samantha Mitchell, and made possible through funding from the Genuardi Foundation.